Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Should Have Been Childhood Reads

Posted April 28, 2020 by thebeccafiles in Top Ten Tuesday / 3 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is  hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is for books I wish I’d read as a child. Some of these I have remedied as an adult, but some are still sitting lost somewhere in my TBR mountain haha.

The Chronicles of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia, #1-7)

Chronicles of Narnia

*GASP* No worries, I have read the series now, but it wasn’t until I was somewhere around 20 that I actually read it.

Mandie Books Box Set, vols. 1-5

Mandie Books

Confession: I STILL haven’t read one of these. But I feel like someday I still need to try one. I’ve heard from several people that they were childhood favorites so I want to see what I missed out on haha.

Anne of Green Gables Series 8-Volume  Boxed Set

Anne of Green Gables

Don’t worry, this one has been remedied as well, but I was an adult before I read this whole series.

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm  -     By: George Cruikshank(Illustrator)
    Illustrated By: George Cruikshank

Grimm Fairytales

Okay this one still kinda gets me a little. I still haven’t read any of the original Grimm Fairytales. I know, I need to remedy this.

Fahrenheit 451, A Novel   -     By: Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

Another one I STILL haven’t read. But I know it’s been the source of some controversy over the years and I’ve wanted to try it out for years. Maybe one day 😉

A Wrinkle in Time, Time Quintet #1  -     By: Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time

Another classic I’ve never read. I’m not entirely sure if this is one that I would love, but it’s also one I kinda feel like I’m supposed to have read in my lifetime?

The Secret Garden (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Secret Garden

Yep, another one I still haven’t read. This one surprises me though because I LOVED the movie as a kid.

Tuck Everlasting

Tuck Everlasting

Never got to this one either. I saw the movie and thought it was pretty odd, but never ended up picking up the book. It’s one I’m told I should have though.

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

I mean… I saw the movie first and it made me cry and I didn’t know what the book would do to me so I never took the risk. Maybe one day. Certainly not during quarantine though haha.

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)

Mary Poppins

After watching the movie Saving Mr. Banks last year, I instantly regretted not reading the original Mary Poppins books as a kid. I still want to go and do this now. Uh oh… now I’m going online shopping 😛

What are some childhood reads you wish you would have read as a child?




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3 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Books That Should Have Been Childhood Reads

  1. I read the original Mary Poppins right after watching Saving Mr. Banks because I wanted to see what was changed. Well, my Disney version of Mary Poppins was sure changed. I am glad I didn’t read it when I was younger. A great list Becca.

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